I'm pretty sure you've heard the phrase "I have nothing to wear" before. Admittedly, many of us have said it; and the truth should be somewhere in the lines of "I don't have something I'd really love to wear right now" or perhaps "I don't feel like wearing this, or that today".
Ultimately, the spirit of that conversation with ourselves should ideally point to: How can I be happy with what I've got? And how can I improve or move along with the current situation.
At this point you must be wondering yeah, but, this is not a fashion blog, or a place to look for wardrobe advice. Yet, somehow, it is! We were part of an amazing transformation a couple of months ago, and we are thrilled to share all about it here.
Without further due, we present you a film made by yours truly, showing Teresa Trottman's inside out Make Over.
Family Filmmaker partnered up with Fabulous@50 Calgary, as we sponsored the realization of the film you just watched. The whole experience lasted for half a week or so, including wardrobe, etiquette, makeup, even some coaching, and more.
We were there for a full day. I arrived to the hair salon early in the morning. It was so early that I was the first one there, and a few minutes after I met Teresa. She told me she was the winner of a make over and she was there to get her hair done.
I spent some minutes chatting with Teresa while the owner of the hair salon, Debbie, was getting ready to receive us. Just by looking at Teresa, one could tell she was excited and nervous at the same time. The kind of expression you will find in somebody that is used to give and give, but not to receiving as much. Not even 10 minutes in, we were already sharing both laughter and tears, on what was a really well deserved pampering day for her.
After we were done at the hair salon, we moved to Adriene Furrie's studio, as we didn't want to miss anything and Adrienne was going to help Teresa with make up tricks and tips. It was fun! And the gorgeous natural light made our film look stunning.
Before we go, I'll leave you with a bonus! The day Fabulous@50 Calgary released Teresa's make over film, we were invited to the stage, among a small group of sponsors. Joanne invited Tenshy to share a little bit more of why we do what we do at Family Filmmaker.
Here is what Tenshy said...
If you are curious about Fabulous@50 please don't think twice and visit their website Fabulous@50 Calgary. Once you are there, please send our regards to Joanne Neweduk. She did an amazing job organizing the whole event, coordinating all the volunteers, and even on stage as a great Mc. Another shoutout to Debbie, owner at Vigi's Hair and Miko Photography.
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Until next time, and remember to stay awesome!
Storyteller at Family Filmmaker
P.S.: I couldn't say thank you, in person, for the lovely card you gave us back then, Teresa.
Thanks a bunch, it made our hearts warm and cozy. :-)
About Family Filmmaker
You must be thinking,
"Oh, Ivan, there's a typo there; right on the headline!"
Truth said, it is past midnight when I'm sitting in front of my computer to take care of the first blog post of the month. 'Perks' of being my own boss, as somebody said to me not so long ago, lol.
Back to our topic, we spent some time with Yangyang Fang and Rebecca Lang, recently elected 2017-2018 co-chairs of the Community Health Sciences Student Executive at Cumming School of Medicine. Now you get it, right? CHSSE is a very clever acronym that spells for a voice for the students to be heard in higher instances of the academic world. Not only that, as Rebecca and Yangyang explained, Student Executives are able to help fellow students on other tasks such as improving their resume, connecting with faculty members, and even sharing in a more relaxed environment during the already famous TGIF, regularly happening at the Atrium.
Tip for new students, networking is key! So go & grab some cheese! next event is September 8th, 2017 (and don't forget to network), you'll thank them later :-)
It was so good to be in campus that we barely felt we were actually working. People are so friendly at University of Calgary that I felt I should enrol for a program in the near future. Or maybe it's just because I love learning, haha!
If you want to connect further with CHSSE, visit their webpage, or follow CHSSE on instagram @chsse_ucalgary
Stay tuned at Family Filmmaker for Rebecca and Yangyang's short video and don't forget to leave a comment in the section down below. Tell us what's your favourite thing about being a student, and where do you see yourself after graduating?
Until next time,
Iván - visual storyteller
Because every family has a story to be told... what's yours?
About Family Filmmaker
At Family Filmmaker we produce beautifully crafted films
of the family moments you treasure the most.
We are a family owned and operated film production company
devoted to serving families in preserving their legacy for generations to come
My name is Ivan, I'm a filmmaker who's passionate about serving families in making their legacy last for the generations to come.
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